Child mortality rate of Assam is below the National average

The NFHS survey is conducted under the stewardship of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

As per NFHS-5 (2019-20), Under 5 Mortality of the State is 39.1 compared to 41.9 of the National average. This means, child mortality rate of the State is below the National average for the first time in the Assam. This was came to light  during a regional workshop on the National Family Health Survey " 5 (NFHS-5) held at the Assam Administrative Staff College on Tuesday. The workshop was organised by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India (MoHFW) & International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS).
The dignataries present for the launch of the workshop were Mrs. Sandhya Krishnamurthy, Director General (Statistics), MoHFW, Shri Harsh Mangla, IAS, Director (NHM), MoHFW, Shri P. Manoj Kumar, Chief Director (Statistics), MoHFW, Dr. Lakshmanan S, IAS, Mission Director, NHM, Assam, Dr. Sumita Ghosh, Additional Commissioner, MoHFW, Prof. H. Lhungdim, (IIPS). Prof. Laxmi Kant Dwivedi, (IIPS) and Dr. Sarang Pedgaonkar, (IIPS). The workshop was also participated by reprsentatives from North Eastern States, Representative from all Directorates of Health & Family Welfare Department, Govt. of Assam and NHM State HQ, Joint Director of Health Services and District Programme Manager of all districts.
The NFHS survey is conducted under the stewardship of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, designated the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, as the nodal agency to conduct NFHS-5. National Family Health Survey (NFHS) provides information on population, health and nutrition for India.
As per NFHS-5 (2019-20), Under 5 Mortality of the State is 39.1 compared to 41.9 of the National average. That means, child mortality rate of the State is below the National average for the first time in the Assam.
It also provides district level information for important indicators. - NFHS-5 has a total sample size of Approx. 6,10,000 households at all India level 30,119 households were selected in Assam in NFHS-5. - Total districts covered in India is 707 with 33 districts of Assam were covered in NFHS-5. Survey in Assam was conducted from 17th June, 2019 to 21st December 2019. Survey in Assam was done in Phase 1 where 17 states and 5 UTs were covered and during Phase 2 for 14 states.
A glimpse of the workshop
Image: A glimpse of the workshop
Major improvement of Assam in National Family Health Survey (NFHS -5)- Under 5 Mortality Rate (U5MR) (i.e. child death of age 0-5 years) of the State was 56.5 per 1,000 live birth as per NFHS-4 (2015-16) which was very high compared to 49.7 of the National average. But, NFHS-5 (2019-20) showed the improvement made by the State.
As per NFHS-5 (2019-20), Under 5 Mortality of the State is 39.1 compared to 41.9 of the National average. That means, child mortality rate of the State is below the National average for the first time in the Assam. Similarly, Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) (i.e. infant death of age 0-1 year) of the State was 47.6 per 1,000 live birth as per NFHS-4 (2015-16) which was very high compared to 40.7 of the National average. But, as per NFHS-5 (2019-20), Infant Mortality of the State has come down



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